A Ukrainian-European summit in Kyiv on Friday is the first in Ukraine’s history to assess efforts in the war


The Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced on Tuesday that a summit between Ukraine and the European Union will be held in Kyiv next Friday.

Shmyhal said during a government meeting that the summit will take place in the wake of governmental consultations that will take place between Ukraine and the European Commission, and it will be the first in the history of Ukraine.

He added, “Holding this summit in Kyiv sends a strong message to partners and enemies alike,” stressing that he expects “from the summit a positive interim evaluation of our efforts to achieve integration with Europe”.

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said a few days ago that Kyiv has unconditional support from the bloc and that it must win in the face of Russian attacks to defend European values.

“We stand by Ukraine without any conditions,” von der Leyen added in a speech during an event for her Christian Democratic Party in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Saturday.

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, and to end it requires Kyiv to abandon plans to join military entities, which the latter considers an interference in its sovereignty.

On January 25, Biden officially announced the delivery of 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Kyiv, stressing that this military aid will improve the ability of Ukrainian forces to repel the ongoing Russian attack.

Biden also revealed that Germany is in the process of delivering Patriot missile system to Kyiv.

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